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Production People
Stefano della Bella (Print made by)artist bio
Bella, Stefano della
b Florence, 17 May 1610; d Florence, July 1664

Pierre I Mariette (Published by)artist bio
Mariette, Pierre I
b Paris, c.1603; Paris, d 1657
Title / Description
Three Camel Heads, plate 1 of the series of Tetes de différents animaux
 
Date
c. 1641
 
Technique
etching
Material
paper
Dimensions
119 x 151 mm (platemark)
Inscriptions
Signed in the lower margin: 'Stella Della Bella fecit.' and inscribed with publisher's address: 'P. Mariette excudit cum Priuilegio Regis' and numbered 1
State
second state of two
 
Provenance
Stephan Delhaes (Lugt 761)
 
References
De Vesme and Massar 1971, no. 726 (second state of two) info
Alexandre de Vesme, revised by Phyllis Dearborn Massar, Stefano della Bella, New York, 1971

Karlsruhe 2005, 39a info
Stefano della Bella: Ein Meister der Barockradierung, ed. Schäfer, Dorit and Vollmer, Angela, exhibition catalogue, Karlsruhe, Staatliche Kunsthalle 2005
 
Comment
According to Angela Vollmer, the dating of the series is uncertain, varies from 1641 through c. 1650 to 1655; see Karlsruhe 2005. The numbers and inscription of the series characterized by the special form of the artist's name ('Stella' or 'Stel.') were probably engraved by Claude Goyrand.
 
Inventory Number
19925
 
Classification
Prints: Italian: 17th century: Mounted I
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